AVOIDING LIABILITY BLOG

General Topics / Considerations for Mental Health Professionals to Prevent Exposure to Licensing Board Complaints

Below is a second outline to the previous article, "An Outline of Commonly Encountered Litigation Issues for Mental Health [...]

Was the Nurse’s Conduct in Ordering Seclusion and Restraint Professionally Negligent?

In the September 6th, 2017 Bulletin, I wrote about a case where a nurse and several psychiatric aides were found liable for their [...]

Preparing Personal Trainers for Client Service – Education, Certification and/or Practical Training?

The fitness industry has been focused on the qualifications of fitness professionals, particularly personal fitness trainers, for many [...]

Treatment of Children – Joint Legal Custody

In the September 2017 issue of this Avoiding Liability Bulletin, I raised a number of questions concerning situations involving the [...]

What is Unprofessional Conduct in Nursing?

Nurse practice acts list unprofessional conduct as one of the bases a board of nursing can take disciplinary action against a nurse.  [...]

Karen Donadio, Aqua Instructor in Mount Pleasant, SC

I was inspired by Karen Donadio’s entrepreneurial spirit and positive energy. Having studied Physical Therapy at Northeastern [...]

Know Your Risks: Family Law, Fictitious Business Names, Privilege / Confidentiality, Subpoenas / Privilege, Testimony Under Oath and Child Abuse Reporting

One of the most important things for practitioners to know about family law involves the issue of child custody. More specifically, it [...]

Utah Nurse Refuses to be an “Agent” of the Utah Police

Throughout my many years of practicing law, I have presented seminars and programs about law and nursing practice.  Invariably, during [...]

Avoiding Exercise Equipment Injuries Saves Time, Aggravation and Money

Exercise equipment mishaps account for a frequent source of client injury, as well as client claims and lawsuits.  Many of these cases [...]

An Outline of Commonly Encountered Litigation Issues For Mental Health Professionals (And How to Navigate Them)

Below is an outline, written by Attorney John M. Cox, that identifies common litigation issues for mental health professionals and [...]

Psychiatric Nurse and Mental Health Aides Responsible for Patient’s Injuries

Nursing literature has recently been reporting troublesome incidents of violence against nurses in hospitals and other health care [...]

Fitness Professionals Alert: Attention to Details Can Avoid Suit

Two relatively recent court decisions point out the need for health and fitness facilities and fitness professionals to not only adopt [...]

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